Water You Waiting For?

Event Details

September 9th, 2016, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Connop Bragg Creek Property (Bragg Creek), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada for a hands-on day of volunteering near Bragg Creek! We need your help removing a stretch of unneeded fencing from our Connop conservation property. This fence removal is part of a multi-year project aimed to improve the health of the wetlands and water features on site.

Get outside with us and learn more about the Bow River watershed, and the important role water features like wetlands and fens play on the landscape. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear about some of the unique conservation challenges in the Bow Valley and find out how the Nature Conservancy of Canada is working to develop win-win solutions for nature and local ranchers on this busy working landscape.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/bwx753 to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Connop Bragg Creek Property (Bragg Creek)

The Connop family began ranching in Alberta in 1919, with an initial purchase of 3/4 section. George Connop slowly grew the ranch over the years, acquiring land near Okotoks, Turner Valley, Millarville and Bragg Creek from 1948-1964. Now, the ranch covers a total of 841 hectares (2,080 ac.) south of Calgary. In 2004, Mr. Connop generously donated his lands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada as a legacy gift in his will.

The 322 hectare (798 ac.) Connop Bragg Creek property, which borders Kananaskis Country, provides habitat for species like elk, barn swallow and grizzly bear. This working landscape also balances active cattle ranching with long term conservation.

What you will be doing

Working together, we will remove staples and roll-up wire from a section of cross-fence so it can be hauled off the property for proper disposal. Instructions and tools will be provided.

Why you will love it

As part of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the unique challenges of land conservation in the Bow Valley and how the Nature Conservancy of Canada is working to protect water features. You’ll also enjoy some spectacular views of the Rockies!

Questions?

Contact Kailey Setter: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. We ask, however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

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Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Long sleeved shirt & long pants (to protect against wire)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications